Who is the Author of Your Story?
“So, if I love God, and I mean really love God with abandon, then I must come to love myself, my life. I need to love my story at the heart level. That’s what I believe life is for all of us. A story being written by God. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. When I start to love my story, with all its messed up twists and turns, then I can love other people who are living out their own stories with all their messed up twists and turns.”
~ Eli in Coming Attractions by Robin Jones Gunn
As a writer, sometimes I don't like how my work-in-progress is, well, progressing. The story is muddled. The characters are misbehaving, not following my oh-so-carefully planned out plot. But since I'm the author of the story, I have control. I get to rewrite--and rewrite and rewrite--until the story is the way I want it.
I've learned there's no rewriting my past. There's no delete button for the mistakes I've made. Believe me, I've looked for one! But there is this a-ma-zing thing called God's grace. I'm learning to see my life--all the messed up twists and turns--through God's eyes. And I'm learning to love my life as is. No rewrites needed.
What about you? Have you embraced your life story?